Fundraising campaign for research on the genomics of asthma according to the last wishes of a local lady

Mrs. Marie-Reine Savard, partner with members of her family in Catherine Laprise’s research project on the genomics of asthma and allergy for 20 years, expressed the wish to support research in asthma and allergy as her last wills. You can access the obituary of Mrs. Marie-Reine Savard as well as the fundraising campaign page by following this link:

Anne-Marie Madore – 3rd prize of the Research Professionals Excellence Awards from Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé !


Since 2009, Anne-Marie Madore has worked as a research professional on the team led by Professor Catherine Laprise at Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. Building on the computational biology knowledge she gained while completing her PhD in the genetics of asthma, as well as ongoing training, she conducts planned analyses for a range of projects. She also oversees analytical work as part of several national and international collaborations. Her position in a smaller university without a critical mass in genetics has led her to broaden her skills and often teach herself the bioinformatics and statistical approaches required to develop the expertise within the team.

Through the years, she has supported 60 students in carrying out genomic analyses and drafting publications. Anne-Marie Madore has coordinated and contributed to several funding proposals and is the author or co-author of 25 papers. The quality of her work and especially the rigour of her data processing and quality of the support she provides students constitute an important part of the scientific contribution made by the Chaire de recherche du Canada en environnement et génétique des troubles respiratoires et de l’allergie, which receives international recognition.

Congratulations !!!

A presentation award for Andrée-Anne!

AHT prix

Andrée-Anne Hudon-Thibault, post-doctoral fellow, won the best poster award in the category PhD and post-doctoral fellow on november 12 at the Journée Scientifique: Vivre l’intersectorialité en santé organised by the Centre Intersectoriel en Santé Durable (CISD). Her poster was on foetal programmation of cardiovasculary diseases and depression. Congratulations Andrée-Anne!

A master degree award for Mathieu!


Mathieu Simard, in the second year of master degree, was awarded with a studentship complement of the Quebec Respiratory Health Network (RSR) of 5000$ for his master degree project on the development of a genetic risk score to evaluate the risk of developping atopic dermatitis or the atopic march in two canadian cohorts. Congratulations Mathieu!

A post-doctoral fellowship award for Andrée-Anne!

Andreanne Hudon-Thibault

Andrée-Anne Hudon Thibeault was awarded with a post-doctoral fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research of 40 000$ per year for the three next years to complete her post-doctoral fellow at the Canada Research Chair in Environment and Genetics of Respiratory Diseases and Allergy.She is working on a project on placental epigenetic modifications in the fetal programming of depression and cardiovascular alterations following in utero exposure to pre-eclampsia. Congratulations Andrée-Anne!